GUWAHATI, Sept 8 - The secretary of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) Pradip Buragohain informed from Delhi that it is now official that Guwahati will host the second T20 of the India-Australia series at the ACA stadium in Barsapara.
However, it has been observed that the organisers have to concentrate on the entrances to the stadium, particularly on the northern side where the spectators will have to enter the stadium crossing the Mora Bharalu river on the western and southern sides of the Barsapara stadium complex.
The road to the stadium via Lakhra from the Radisson Blu hotel, where the teams are likely to be accommodated is also in a pathetic condition. An ACA source revealed that the Public Works Department (PWD) is reluctant to repair the road from Lakhra to the Barsapara stadium which needs drastic renovation. If this road, which is now in a dilapidated condition is not repaired at the earliest, it will bring a bad name to the city.
The road from Ulubari to the Barsapara stadium via Arya Vidyapeeth College also needs repairing. The PWD should concentrate in providing a proper shape to these roads before the match.
Buragohain informed that they still have to complete works in some areas of the stadium.
Meanwhile, it was also learnt that the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has taken a bank loan of Rs 6 crore for organising the T20 international match.
The ACA currently doesn�t get BCCI grants as there has been adverse reports of financial discrepancies found in its audited accounts.
�We are taking a bank loan of Rs 6 crore and CM of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal also has assured help on behalf of the State government,� said Buragohain.